Looking out over the tent city that is our local outdoor market. The first few weeks it seemed like an endless maze but now we know our way around and even a few sellers. Love exploring this place.
Today we were both fighting colds but that didn’t mean we weren’t getting out. We made a trip to the mall and found it packed with Saturday shoppers and decorated for Christmas! Well… decorated for New Years. Being a Muslim country Christmas is not celebrated here but that doesn’t mean people don’t get into the “holiday spirit”… Santa and all! It was good to get out and helped get us a little more in the Christmas Spirit.
Shopping locally at the outdoor market is a cultural experience in itself. We have a huge market that happens twice a week within a 10 minute walk of our apartment where you can get anything from underwear to fresh produce. We love shopping here! This is one of the guys I buy vegetables from. Usually you have to buy something before people will let you take a picture but he was nice enough not to yell at me for taking a picture and not buying something. It’s an interesting world our there.
One of the things I love about where we live is the food! It is great to be in a place where you can love what you eat and know it is fresh, seasonal, and mostly good for you. Today for lunch I had a fantastic lamb dish in a garlic yogurt soup. The picture does not do it justice. I plan on making this at home as soon as I can figure it out. 🙂